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Old 01-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i built a computer on new egg, just take a look, see if everything is compatible, and then rate... (this computer is built for gaming, such as "supreme commander")

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7600

Mother Board: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W Power Supply

Disk Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that mobo would use ddr2 ram, not ddr3 ram.

the parts you picked total around $665.

but i would get these parts instead
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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

this build is not only cheaper, totaling $630 + shipping, but would blow the doors of the parts you picked, not trying to sound mean or anything

and for $26 more you could switch the cpu/ gfx card i listed with this one that includes a black edition
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and it would still be cheaper.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only problem I have with that is I heard amd cpu's are much harder to get working than intel
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no... wherever or whoever you heard that from is wrong. how would an amd cpu be harder to work with?...

if you still want to go with intel and keep the price relatively the same, you could go with a core i3 dual core.
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yes i'd definitely go with muffinman's build. Much much better! And i would spend the extra $26 for the black edition! (unless of course budget is really tight..)
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